Seasonal wreath for the holidays

I still have a lot of ideas for using more of the All is Bright DSP, but today I’m sharing a card I made with the coordinating Merry Christmas to All bundle which includes a stamp set and thinlits dies and the new Seasonal Wreath textured impressions embossing folder.

 

This time I made a square card with the Seasonal Wreath and the “Happy Holidays” as the focal point. I love the new thick TIEF folders because they make a deep impression that you can feel on the card. Don’t you just love this embossed wreath?!

I added the new Real Red rhinestones for extra holiday sparkle, stamped the “Happy” and die cut the “Holidays” out to adhere on top. This year I’m trying to stick to quick and easy, yet dramatic Christmas and Holiday cards so I can make a lot of one design quickly! I make and send a lot of Christmas cards.

Here’s what I used to make this card:

Thanks for stopping by today. Tomorrow’s card uses the the new Stitched Sweets dies and the Warm Hearted hostess stamp set.

Janice B

 

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All is Bright..for Christmas

That’s the name of one of the new Stampin’ Up! Holiday suites.

My card today uses the FMS357 sketch from last week, but I didn’t get it made in time to submit it. Still it’s a wonderfully simple template for a quick holiday card that you can make tons in very little time! Only a few steps and you’re finished.

The “old-fashioned” lightbulbs side from the All is Bright DSP was perfect for my contemporary card. On the other side of the bulbs is this green abstract which is on the left side of my card.

I added a strip of Whisper White and stamped the greeting “Merry & Bright” with the Merry Christmas to All stamp set. A great set to have with all it’s word pieces and coordinating dies of “Merry” “Christmas” or “Happy” “Holidays” (see my cards next week using these dies) to help you create various greetings.

I don’t have a picture of the inside, but I used the bulb stamps from the coordinating Making Christmas Bright stamp set to repeat the “Merry and Bright” inside on the bulbs. You could either stamp them directly on your card base. Or stamp on a separate scrap of paper, punch them out and add to the inside.

Here’s what I used to make this card:

Janice B

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May the warmth of Christmas…

…fill each corner of your heart and home. It’s that a wonderful sentiment for a Christmas card? This is the one I used on today’s Festive Farmhouse DSP card, (see the others I’ve already shared: here & here).

This time I turned the card horizontal so I could use the Swirly Snowflake edge die for a touch of country lacework to my card. I tied a piece of retired thick twine around the card. But I’d suggest using the Linen thread because it’s easier to tie. I’d wrap it several times before tying it to give a similar look to the thick twine.

Here’s what I used to make this card. I chose Shaded Spruce instead of the DSP’s suggested Mossy Meadow, but I think it works nicely with this plaid DSP.

Thanks for stopping by today. Next week I’m sharing my “traditional bright colors” Christmas cards (Garden Green, Real Red, Whisper White) and the All is Bright suite, including the festive All is Bright DSP.

Janice B

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Another Festive Farmhouse Christmas card

Today’s card uses the same Festive Farmhouse DSP as yesterday’s card (see it here). This time I used the Merry Christmas to All stamp set with it’s big greeting that fit the word DSP side I used for my card. I think the greeting makes the card.

So simple, but so striking, that you can make a lot of these for you holiday cards in a short time.

Here’s what I used to make this card.

 

Thanks, as always, for stopping by today! I hope you’ll continue to stop by to see all the Christmas and Holiday cards I’ve been working on for my Stamp-a-Stacks and my own holiday cards.

Janice B

 

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